Last night I walked a couple of blocks to the new bar Beer Table which is located in South Slope. Reading the address (427 B 7th Avenue), I thought how interesting it was that I probably had never been to a bar that had a letter attached to its numbered address. When I arrived, I understood why.
The bar is miniscule. It consists of three long tables (they can sit four or five people on each side), a small bar and a bathroom. When I arrived, one of my friends was talking to Tricia Philips, a bartender and co-owner with her husband, Justin. My friend had been to their beer and pizza tasting while the bar was still awaiting its liquor license. They were very friendly and both recognized her from the tasting. Tricia introduced herself to me as well, and gave us the run-down of their beers on tap. All pretty well-priced for their quality, I drank a delicious (and strong) Cask Allagash Curieux for seven dollars. Note – this is not a place to go on a rowdy Saturday night when you feel like drinking a lot of beer. This bar is where you go for a quiet evening with one or two friends, and slowly drink quality beer. There are new beers on tap all the time (which they seem to update daily on their website) as well as a lot of more expensive bottled beers to sample.
We did not try their food, but I can tell you that it consisted of smaller meals and snacks. On their menu were cheeses and charcuterie, all of which seemed like nice accompaniments to the delicious variety of beers they were serving. The music was quiet enough to hold a conversation without yelling (something that seems more and more rare these days), and the feeling was very intimate. Aside from paying the bill at the end, this felt like a comfortable evening at a friend’s house.
Pros: Comfortable, intimate, great selection of new beers, incredibly friendly and informative staff.
Cons: A little pricier than your average bar (but for better beer), small space.
427 B 7th Avenue between 14th and 15th Street
South Slope, Brooklyn
Image taken from Brownstoner.